Former CIA Interrogator Leads Insider's Guide To Intelligence & Interrogation

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During Free Webinar, Former CIA Polygraph Examiner will Reveal Methods of Professional Deception Detection

Henley-Putnam University’s next free webinar provides a glimpse into the minds of the criminals posing the greatest threat to American security. Find out how to become a better collector of information using behavioral analysis to compliment your elicitation skills [ .

On Thursday, March 24th, 2011 at 1:00 PM, EDT, former CIA polygraph examiner Barry McManus will detail methods of interviewing and interrogating a suspect, witness, victim or source without eliciting admissions of guilt or wrongdoing. From the fall of the Berlin Wall and the first Gulf War to the terrorist attacks on September 11th and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, McManus has played a role in combating America’s most devious subversives. Discover how the correct behavioral tools in deception detection can halt or even prevent catastrophic events.

“In this field, many know how to interview and interrogate, but few know how to recognize deception properly in order to elicit appropriate responses,” said Theresa Marcroft, Interim CMO of Henley-Putnam University. “Barry not only is an expert in this craft, he has the additional skill of being able to educate others on what to look for in order to be more successful when questioning those who practice fabrication and concealment.”

Insider’s Guide to Intelligence & Interrogation [ will take place on March 24th, 2011 at 1:00 PM, EDT. Those interested in participating in the webinar should register at [ . The webinar is open to the public and completely free of charge.

The Henley-Putnam webinar series, launched in 2009, was designed to bring the hands-on experience of former members of the CIA, Secret Service, FBI, and intelligence and federal law enforcement community to those seeking careers in Strategic Security. Registration information for upcoming webinars is available on Henley-Putnam’s website at Past webinars are archived on the university’s site and accessible at

The series is one of many career resources offered by Henley-Putnam University. In addition, the University’s mentoring program assigns degree students with a high-level faculty or expert mentor to support them in making career decisions. Through its online career portal, Henley-Putnam helps students research careers, explore university programs, prepare for a job search, locate employers and gain basic knowledge of the Strategic Security field.

For more information on Henley-Putnam University’s Strategic Security certificate and degree programs, please call admissions at 888.852.8746 or visit

About Barry McManus
Barry McManus is the Vice President of Deception Detection Services at Abraxas Corporation. McManus spent more than 21 years as a polygraph examiner and interrogator for the CIA, 11 years as Chief examiner. McManus was stationed overseas during the fall of the Berlin Wall as well as Gulf War I. He has polygraphed and interrogated subjects in over 130 countries, including more than 1,500 Arab and Middle Eastern or Muslim subjects. He has worked in liaison with Intelligence services of Great Britain, France, Israel, Albania, Georgia, Jordan, Germany, Former Soviet Union, and more. McManus worked to develop and currently teaches Introduction to Terrorism at Northern Virginia Community College. A published author, McManus received the Career Intelligence Medal in recognition of support of U.S. intelligence and national security policy and is an awarded Counter-Terrorism Center Commendation for outstanding support as well as an awarded Directorate of Operations Iraqi Operations Group Unit Citation. Mr. McManus holds a bachelor of arts degree from Loyola College and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational and Security Management from Webster University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Higher Education at George Mason University.

About Henley-Putnam University
Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution specializing in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and Strategic Security and Protection Management; a Doctoral Degree in Strategic Security; and several certificate programs. Henley-Putnam’s strategic security curriculum includes a unique focus on deterrence and prevention, preparing students with the skill set to foresee and avert potential threats. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence, and private industry professionals with the networks, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC ( and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on faculty members from all branches of the military and law enforcement fields, including the FBI, CIA, DoD, DIA and Secret Service. For more information, visit the Henley-Putnam University website (, e-mail AdmissionsAdvising(at)Henley-Putnam(dot)edu, or call 888.852.8746.

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